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Mar 26, 2013 4:00am PDT
and raise in the best environment. >> reporter: and then wednesday, the court hears a challenge to doma, the defense of marriage act, passed by congress in 1996. it blocks the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in the states that allow it. much has changed in the 17 years since president clinton signed it into law. he now says it should be overturned because it's unconstitutional discrimination. no states permitted same-sex marriage when congress passed doma. now nine states do allow it along with washington, d.c. 38 others ban it either by law or constitutional amendment. >> what do we want? >> marriage equality. >> when? >> now. >> reporter: and public opinion polls show that more than half of americans now say they support it. that's why supporters of marriage for gay couples claim the cultural tide is moving in their direction. >> if the supreme court disagrees with these claims, history will not look fondly on it. but the court almost prides itself on moving very slowly, not being out in front of the culture, lagging behind some, and that's probably the dil
Mar 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
protector of the environment, the protector of creation. brother, sun, sister, moon. he has just been ringing in the changes. >> maria, you have been observing the differents, and i know u you were watching closely, what struck you? >> i think he was so inspirational. i think by choosing the name francis, it's a very famous name, but he talks a lot about forgiveness, saying that people need to ask for more forgiveness. he talks about authenticity, and today he also spoke about what is true authentic power in service. i think these are the words and the messages that people around the world are longing for. >> and we're watching, we want to mention you're back with us on the "today show" in just a short while, and you're going to look at what women can offer. >> much more head coming up on the special edition of "the today show" coming up. >>> officials say a student's planned attack on the university of central florida was averted. a rapid response by campus authorities prevented the man from carrying out his plan for a campus assault. police were tipped off by a student who called 91
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